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Poster: Hal R Date: Aug 20, 2010 3:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

This is one I really don't mention to most people because I don't want to bum their trip but it is my biggest turnoff about the whole Dead scene. It is the dancing bear imagery. Bears were not meant to dance, they were meant to be wild and free. A cute little purple dancing bear picture has it's origins in the enslavement and torture and deaths of wild bears for human entertainment, plain and simple.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 20, 2010 3:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

It's a wise bear that scratches its own fleas.

[sorry, just being a smartass; I don't like the bears myself, but never thought of it with respect to russkie circus ventures of old, though I doubt they ever imagined an association with anything so bizarre as the DEAD! But, I guess I'm inclined toward literary license in these sorts of issues, just as in I allow for wabbits that can use guns, dogs that can dance {though they might actually being having fun I suppose} and so on and so forth.]

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